Top Menu

Author Archive | Dan La Botz

The New American Workers Movement at the Crossroads

The new American workers movement, which has developed so rapidly in the last couple of months in the struggle against right-wing legislative proposals to abolish public employee unions, suddenly finds itself at a crossroads.  Madison, Wisconsin, where rank-and-file workers, community members, and social movement activists converged to create the new movement, remains the center of […]

Continue Reading

A New American Workers Movement Has Begun

Thousands of workers demonstrated at the state capital in Madison, Wisconsin on Feb. 15 and 16 to protest plans by that state’s Republican Governor Scott Walker to take away the state workers’ union rights.  Walker cleverly attempted to divide the public workers by excluding police and firefighters from his anti-union law, and the media have […]

Continue Reading

Mexican Electrical Workers Union Fights for Its Life

The Mexican Electrical Workers Union (SME), made up of approximately 43,000 active and 22,000 retired workers in Mexico City and surrounding states, is fighting for its life.  The union’s struggle has rallied allies in the labor movement and on the left in Mexico and solidarity from throughout the country and around the world, but, if […]

Continue Reading

Evolution of the Mexican State

The Mexican state appears to be changing, leading a number of Mexican intellectuals to speculate on the nature of the change.  This is not simply a question of Mexico becoming a “failed state,” about which there has been much speculation, but rather an attempt to theorize the evolution of the Mexican state at this moment.  […]

Continue Reading

The Obama Stimulus — A View from Cincinnati, Ohio

People in Cincinnati, like others around the country — either having lost their jobs or fearful of losing them — have been waiting anxiously, some desperately, for news that President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan would help them.  Now the news has arrived, and the news is that help is coming.  Help for the banks and […]

Continue Reading